This weekend, according to the moon phase, is a not particularly good time for planting anything. It was, however, a dry March weekend in Oregon, so planting happened.
Saturday was beautiful so I added compost and fertilizer to the kitchen garden beds and planted 2 rows of Nantes Carrots. I also cleaned up around the garlic that I planted in November. In the greenhouse, the lettuces are germinating well. I started 6 cells each of Sugar Pumpkin, Butternut Squash, and a Green Squash that starts with a K?. I also started 18 cells of tiny pumpkins.
This morning DH set out some cinder blocks that were lying around for a potato bed and filled it with compost. We planted 3 Cherry Red Potatoes and 3 LaRatte Fingerling Potatoes. I also put 4 short rows of Detroit Red Beets into the raised beds in the backyard. Eight varieties of beans also went in this weekend up in the fenced garden: Jacob’s Cattle, Pebble, European Soldier, Appaloosa, Tongues of Fire, Cranberry, Snowcap and Steuban Yellow Eye. It might be a little early, but I thought I’d give it a go.
I also went to an interesting class this afternoon about growing mushrooms at home. Not much how-to, but some great ideas and contact information for the Oregon Mycological Society. I think it would be fun to go on some of their outings. The gentleman told us its a good place to start learning to identify edible mushrooms. He also said that in France you can take mushrooms to any pharmacist to have them identified – it’s part of their training. How cool!